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toxaphene

Saltos de línea: toxa|phene
Pronunciación: /ˈtɒksəfiːn
 
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Definición de toxaphene en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
A synthetic amber waxy solid with an odour of chlorine and camphor, used as an insecticide. It is a chlorinated terpene.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • It would appear that farmed salmon contains many times the tolerable levels of toxins such as PCBs, dioxins, toxaphene, dieldrin and DDT.
  • Organochlorine contaminants, including toxaphene, chlordane and metabolites, HCHs, HCB, dieldrin, and PCBs, were found in the opossum shrimp, Mysis relicta, from the great lakes.
  • Those include DDT, dieldrin, toxaphene, heptachlor, and alpha-chlordane.

Origen

1940s: from toxin + (cam)phene, a related terpene.

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